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Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1925-1937, 1954-1985
Descriptive Entry:
These records document administrative operations and exhibition programs of the Department of the History of Science and Technology and its predecessors, chiefly from 1958 to 1985. A small amount of the records pertain to technological exhibitions and other activities of curatorial divisions located in the Arts and Industries Building in the 1920s and 1930s.

Records consists of correspondence and memoranda between Museum staff and chairmen of the Department, including Robert P. Multhauf, Head Curator, 1958-1963, Chairman, 1964-1965; Walter F. Cannon, 1966-1968; Bernard S. Finn, 1969-1972, 1978-1982; Otto Mayr, 1976-1977; John T. Schlebecker, Jr., 1975-1979; and Arthur P. Molella, 1983- .

Also included in the records is documentation about the Hall of Physics and Hall of Chemistry; script for the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Exhibition; exhibition floor plans and drawings; agreements for incoming loans of artifacts from private collectors or other museums; photographs of the architect's drawing for the Museum building; photographs of Museum exhibitions and special events; photographs of exhibitions located in the Arts and Industries Building; curatorial travel reports; budgetary records; patent specifications; conservation; requirements for artifacts; information on the Museum's collection inventory project; and minutes of meetings.
Historical Note:
The Department of the History of Science and Technology was established in 1980, when the Department of the History of Technology and the Department of the History of Science were consolidated.
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 375
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Ezell, Edward C. (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Evelyn, Doug (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Blitzer, Charles (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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White, Roger (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Ripley, S. Dillon (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Perrot, Paul (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Molella, Art (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Mayr, Otto (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Lundeberg, Philip K. (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Langley, Harold D. (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Kennedy, Roger (Memos)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Correspondence, 1982 - 1983

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Chronologic File, 1982 - Chairman's Office, Department of the History of Science and Technology

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Department of the History of Science and Technology-Trust Funds

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Audit - Collections Management, June 1983

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Computer Services Center, September 1983

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Information Systems - Computers

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Radio-Active Materials, February 1983

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Archival Repository:
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Computer Considerations

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 375, National Museum of American History. Department of the History of Science and Technology, Records
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Archival Repository:
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